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scratch

1. verb, slang To cancel (something). There were a number of aspects of the project we had to scratch in order to make our December deadline. I heard they scratched the Modern Literature class for the fall semester.
2. noun, slang Money. I needed to buy books for my class, but I just didn't have the scratch. Make sure you have enough scratch for food on your trip.

scratch that

interjection A set phrase telling someone to ignore, forget, or disregard what was just said or instructed. I wonder how much it would be to have our wedding inside the aquarium? Actually, scratch that, that's a ridiculous idea.
See also: scratch, that
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scratch

1. n. money. I just don’t have the scratch.
2. tv. to eliminate something from a list; to cancel something. We decided to scratch the idea of a new car. The old one will have to do.
3. mod. impromptu; temporary. (see also pickup.) We started a scratch game of basketball, but most of the girls had to leave at dinnertime.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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